so far, this has not happened. unfortunately, the west has decided to boycott mr. al assad, for good reasons, but then again, we cannot be in him away. he will be in syria for some time. we cannot solve the issue, politically, there will be an ongoing civil war in syria for years to come. >> there has been a lot of talk about the arab world finding solutions to its own problems. is that a possibility? >> in theory, yes, but in practice, it would be the first time in the arab league since immediately after world war ii. the arab league is too weak to immediately affect things on the ground, but it could be the first step for an international political mission to get involved in serious affairs. so far, it has not happened because neither the russians nor the chinese -- the closest allies of president al assad -- want this to happen for fear this series of false into the western field, so to speak -- for fear that syria falls into the western field.